Observational data from the FNMOC Ocean QC (Quality Control) process are posted in near real-time to the USGODAE server. These files contain all of the unclassified in-situ data used to initialize the US Navy NOGAPS model, and all of the climate and background (forecast) values used in the QC process.
Surface in-situ temperature observations include data from fixed buoys, drifting buoys, CMAN stations, and ships.
This data set is part of the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment data sets. Under FNMOC SFCOBS data set, information can be found about data preview options (HTTP generator and FTP Images of most current data) and altimeter decoder.
GOSIC provides access to data and information, and overviews of the structure and programs for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).